NOAA to release 2011 Atlantic hurricane season outlook

May 12, 2011

NOAA will issue the initial outlook for the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season during a press conference at the NOAA Satellite Operations Facility – the epicenter of all satellite data used in developing weather and climate forecasts, including hurricanes. The outlook will explain how many named storms, hurricanes and major hurricanes (Category 3, 4 or 5) are expected during the six-month season, which starts June 1. The Federal Emergency Management Agency will also provide vital hurricane preparedness information.

Following the press conference and Q&A session, reporters are welcome to tour and film inside the satellite operations facility.

WHEN:

Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 11:30 a.m. ET

WHERE:

NOAA Satellite Operations Facility
4231 Suitland Road
Suitland, MD 20746

WHO:    

Jane Lubchenco, Ph.D., under secretary of commerce for oceans & atmosphere
and NOAA administrator

Craig Fugate, administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency

RSVP Required:

To access to the press conference location, please register in advance by contacting John Leslie at john.leslie@noaa.gov no later than May 18.

To participate in this event via teleconference, please register in advance by contacting Susan Buchanan at susan.buchanan@noaa.gov

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